Will you become the greatest Head of State ? Play one of the powerful rulers of a nation! . Slip into the shoes of the President of the U.S., or the leader of China, Russia, United Kingdom, or other countries. Expand your influence on the world stage.
User reviews: Mixed (66 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 16, 2014
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Will you become the greatest Head of State ?

Play one of the powerful rulers of a nation! . Slip into the shoes of the President of the U.S., or the leader of China, Russia, United Kingdom, or other countries. Expand your influence on the world stage.


Two game modes are available

● Competition Mode : Play solo or with other players (up to 16 internet players). Confront one another or ally with other heads of state. Armed conflicts, economic wars, attacks, spying, treason and alliances . . . anything could happen between computer and human players.

● Simulation Mode : Choose a Head of State among the 170 proposed nations. Plunge into each of the 20 contextual scenarios included, such as "Get out of the World Crisis" or "Afghanistan: The New Vietnam?" or “Iran, the next nuclear power ?”

The world's only simulation engine of its kind. With a new engine that includes thousands of updated economic values, players have access to more than 1,000 different actions and can interact with 3D characters with over 6 hours of dialogue


Several integrated options:

● Online and real-time player rankings.
● Choice of secret objectives.
● Integration of your own photos or 3D faces, logos, and
names, to make the game even more realistic.
● Interactive world map with more than 100 types of units
(buildings, military units, industry plants,...) in realtime 3D
● Interactive and realtime tutorial to easily learn main game
mechanisms.
● Original quiz game “test your knowledge” with over 3,000
questions. Various thematics, multiplayer and ranking
options: a good way to learn by playing!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, 7, VISTA, XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: any card compatible with DirectX
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8, 7, VISTA, XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nividia or AMD with 512 Mb ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
I assassinated David Cameron's mother...While playing as David Cameron 10/10
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
253.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Bugged like crazy, just filled with them... Soon you start winning and taking over countries or become a economic power house or anything that makes you winning you get a huge amount of bugs and freezes. The game at most points will just freeze. This game is broken. Total fraud of what it was said to be... It's like playing an Alpha. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
They forgot to add the option to kill protestors.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Rulers of Nations has the potential to be an excellent game. And since the last time I've played it, they have made significant improvements. However there are some functional problems with the game. Certain features, including ordering the construction of military bases, refugee camps and power facilities has some sort of error which will not allow you to select the place to build it. I've noticed some scrambled code gibberish pop up in place of people's names in the newspaper articles. I also always have problems with uncontrollable crime rates, despite increasing police forces and budget and increased focus on education and reducing unemployment. Regardless of this, the game eventually sends the country into anarchy and civil war due to excessive crime rates. I don't know why this keeps happening. There is also the lunacy of random celebrities getting in trouble which for some bizarre reason damages your approval rating (comparable with if Lindsay Lohan landed in rehab and then everyone blamed Obama for it). Overall decent game. Still needs more work. Buy it when it's on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
The best political strategy game. I strongly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Good game but mine is missing something.... i want the option to be more than the major nations... everyine is telling me it's possible but where???? GOOD GAME but not for me, also I would like the option to build farms and a clear page of your demands and things available to sell... also a list of demands from protesters too... all i seem to be able to do is bribe them... idk what they bant
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Too many countless bugs.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
I've been playing this game for a few hours now and I've found it to be too slow paced and complicated for me. If you are the kind of person who likes to spend 200 plus hours on a game and get no where then this might be your game, but it is not for me.
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95 of 138 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2014
Regretting my decision to buy this.

Gameplay concepts are interesting, but the tutorial does next to nothing to teach you how to play the game. Nothing is explained past a couple of examples of how to introduce a piece of legislation into the parliament and how to order a military operation against a terrorist cell. Budgetary information is poorly presented, making it cryptically difficult to know what measures are affecting the bottom line and by how much. The UI is attrocious.

After a couple of hours poking around, I feel like I've made no progress whatsoever. I have no idea what to do, what I'm doing or what in the world is affecting what. It's a complete mess.

Although I have a degree of interest in politics and world affairs, I'm completely lost. I find that without a sufficiently solid understanding of economics, the player is going to miss out on a whole chunk of this games appeal.

Unless you're a student of economics and/politics, and can put up with a clunky interface, and occasional buggy elements that don't make much sense, steer clear of this one.

3/10
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54 of 71 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2014
Despite all the negative reviews online, i decided to give this a try as it's exactly the kind of subject matter i've been wanting to explore in a video game. This game is a mixed bag. Not as bad as some are saying.

I expected a total mess of clutter and illogical AI. To my pleasure, the game is neither impossible to learn nor enjoy. There's actually quite a comprehensive and well thought-out simulation of running a modern state lurking under the poor graphics, cheap UI, uneven difficulty and mountains of stats. You'll certainly be kept busy with tons of decisions to make about laws, budgeting, trade, diplomacy etc.

I've seen reviews comparing this unfavourably to games like Superpower 2 and Supreme Ruler. I disagree - this game is definitely superior to either of those.

If the price were lower, i'd recommend it strongly to anyone interested in the subject matter. As it is, i'd say buy it only if you're really curious and have some cash to spare.
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
While I recommend this game, I can completely understand why so many dislike it. This is not a wargame. This is very much not a wargame, although there is war in it. In fact, you would be better off playing Civ than this if you prefer a good war element. With that out of the way, I can understand one other major frustration: the bugs. The most annoying one (and the only one I have really noticed so far) is the building glitch. Don't expect that to get fixed, as the new version Masters of the World has already been released.

Now for why I recommended this. Quite simply, this game is addictive. Once you get the hang of it, you find youself so concerned for what happens to your country next that you find yourself thinking about it all the time. How will I finish this war? What am I going to do with my new-found funds? Should I subsidize my X industry or Y industry, if I can't subsidize both? Lots of decisions to be made. The spying is one of the best made systems I have seen from any game in a long time. It isn't 'wait X turns to have an 80% chance of stealing a technology.' It has much more to do with infiltrating terrorist organizations, assassinating others, political espianage, and more. There will sometimes be moles in your organization that will mess up everything, and you should have a decent amount of spies keeping an eye out for others trying to spy on you. The accounting/economics is a bit over my head, but they do a good enough job of explaining it for me to have half a clue what I am doing.

Overall, fun game. Looking forward to Masters of the World eventually.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
38.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
i was a worried this game would be a waste of 20$, thankfuly it was not a waste,there are so many mechanics at work here, for example i was just curious what would happen if i mobolized my troops along the border of another country and i was rather impressed with what happend, i have not seen anything like this in a game, what happend was as soon as i got my troops there the country that i had my troops next to said they were worried that i was going to do something to them, and as soon as they sent that, they ordered their troops next to my border to have a quick response to my invasion force. and this was the A.I. so yeah i was rather impressed. i do reconmend this game to people who enjoyed shadow president or other detailed games in the geo political sim genre.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
I recently purchased this game because it was cheaper than GPS 3 and I wanted to get a taste for the series. I have to say that I love this game and it was exactly what I was looking for at the time. I think a key here is to try not to take things to seriously and think the game is going to match real life.

However there is so much going on and everything you do seems to affect something so your decisions feel important.

There are some bugs in the game though I can't specifically think of any off hand and the graphics are not the greatest but it's not a shooter.

It does take some time to grasp the economy which I must admit I am still trying to do...

Wars are not just walk in and take over, there are many things to think about and many repercussions for actions. Those could come from Allies of the country you attacked, from the UN, from your own people or cabinet members. You could have problems with refugees during Wars which I did as Israel I ran into a problem where I had refugees from a city in the far North which Syria took from me. I think maybe because of the small size of the country I was unable to find a suitable location for the camp (maybe a bug). In the end the refugees left for Jordan. Maybe someday they'll come back. I did eventually take the city back and the War ended with Syria with no gains for either side. Now much like real life we both have troops around the borders and tensions are high. This is why this game is great.

If you are looking for a game where you control a country, and where your moves can really affect what is going on around you then check this out. I am trying to decide if it's worth throwing down the $50 for GPS3.
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2014
This is properly the best Political game around! Ruling a nation like your a real leader in real life, that's how I like my Strategy games. The graphics is not great and at first it is kinda challenging and hard to getting use to, but when you watch tutorial videos on YouTube it is ton's of fun to play. I Definitely recommend this game if your a Political and Strategy person.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
62.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
This game is very good in my opinion. But check so you have the PC thingys that this game needs (You can see them above the other revievs and "Games like this") i did that and my game worked without any large bug or anything that distrbed my gameplay. 8/10
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2014
Accurate challenging and a great way to waste alot of time. A great strategy game.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
This game has its perks and is mildly entertaining but overall, it is very annoying. You rarely know what's actually going on. Your advisors are useless and you'll notice people rioting/demonstrating and it doesn't tell you why. There also seem to be some bugs such as advisors telling me the stock market crashed and the graphs show it actually increasing. Budget forecasts don't update sometimes even though I know it has changed. This game could have been great. Tried Masters of the World and it's hardly any better. Don't waste the money.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
382.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
My favorite game. :) I played it for days. And I am still playing it. Many thanks to programmers of this game.
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8 of 16 people (50%) found this review helpful
145.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Too difficult to play even for veteren geo-political players like me. Too easy to be overthrown, unweilding political systems and unrealistic amounts of protests and resistance to changes in government policy. It made great efforts schedule meetings and convince politicans and cilivans to supoort you publically. This severally cripples the fun and potential reform of countries, making it totally unenjoyable. And to add realism to the weekly events of a nation's leader and well as great systems of government policy avaiablilty, (ie taxes, media, power of parliaments, condemning or avocating for people/organizations, etc).
Filling trade and resource deficits somehow increase unemployment, and it's too diffucult to better realtions with other nations. This game had real potential, but fell flat on its face in making often positive changes in the nation you are playing possible. Too many times will you be "retired", executed or deposed, too early and unreasonably. Even playing as the US to balance the budget or be more environmentally friendly is too hard to do.
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16 of 33 people (48%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2014
its like masters of the world, but this actually works (were as masters of the world was just a con that crashes on game start)

so due to the fact that this works, i can reccomend it :)
just dont buy MoTW, buy this instead.
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